Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life in Compton is Sweet!

Sunny California!
Hey what’s up!! I’m glad to hear you all had a good week!! Mine was pretty good and stressful at the same time, but that’s mission life. This week we did a lot of fun activities such as parties and group get togethers which really helped lower stress levels and helped me relax. We went out to Bake n Broil for Elder J’s birthday on Monday and it was fantastic! The food is amazing there, but very pricey...  Elder B** at the end decided to get this brownie cookie ice cream sundae that was really good! Minus the fact that about a minute after I took a huge bite, I realized there were nuts in it as my tongue and throat started to go numb! It was super scary because the waitress took like an hour to get our bill and I was slowly just dying at the table.  We were able to rush back to our apartment to get meds, as I am clearly alive to tell the story, ha-ha but a close call.  

On Tuesday, we had our specialized training with all the LB missionaries.  I was able to see Elder H**, Elder W** and Elder P** again.  They are probably my best friends here in the mission.. It was great!! I was so happy to see them and to catch up on old times of the mish.

This week we have found 9 new investigators! Pretty sweet!!   We have been teaching a ton more this week, and I have seen my Spanish improve a ton.   No one is coming to church... it sucks! I don’t understand why they promise us they will come, but never show up.  I do not know what to change?   

On Thursday, we took a member out with us to go to a couple of our lessons. Sadly, all fell through, but I was determined to find someone to teach while we had the member with us so I said a silent prayer just asking for anybody to talk to.   Surely enough, the first door we knocked on turned out to be a guy and his mom who have been less active for a very long time and had wanted to come to church, but didn’t know where it was located.   Their Spanish ward got changed to an English ward a while back so they stopped going.   They aren’t new investigators but we did teach a lesson and they said they were going to come to our ward, so that was sweet!

Life here in Compton is pretty sweet! I love it here! It’s hard and some of the people are insane, but it’s just a thrill living here. The area hasn’t been too successful for a really long time and we have seen that from our work, but I am confident with the end of the transfer coming up next week that our next transfer will be better! We are teaching more and finding more every day and our contacts are still just the wildest experiences ever.  Ha-ha   You would not believe the questions people ask us and what they believe "Mormons" are or do in life.  It’s crazy!  Since today is Labor Day, I do not have a whole lot of time to email since all of the LB Elders have to come to one church to email because the libraries are closed.  So I apologize that my email is short. But thanks again for everything and I hope you all have a great and safe week!  I’m praying for you all daily, and I am so grateful for the love and support.

Hasta luego!

Elder Woffinden

No time for pictures this week!

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